Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drill #42 Spooky Color Mix!



Drill #42
Spooky Color Mix!



The rules are simple just create a project inspired by this color combo (Please try to use at least three of the colors. Feel free to 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to shop at......
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Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!




Now it's your turn, just link up your project by October 31st for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the Flying Unicorn!


*** There is only one prize for the month of October so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Basic Training-Gelatos

Michele from Stuff By Belle here today and if you are like me you have some gelatos that you have played with a little, but never really knew what amazing things you could do with them...well, I saw an amazing Ustream show by Limor Weber that opened my eyes to a great technique for a background.
Today I am going to share my version with you.

You will need some paper (I used a scrap from my stash), clear gesso, a stencil, a paint brush and gelatos.


  Any combination of colors of gelatos that you like, as many as you want along with black and white will work.


Paint a layer of gesso on your paper and let dry or dry with your heat gun.


 Randomly color with the gelato colors all over the paper.


  Blend with your finger and then flick water on the paper.  Dab with a paper towel, this will create awesome water spots.


 Grab one of your favorite stencils, I used one from Prima.  Lay it on your paper.


 Use some of the black gelato randomly in the stencil, blend with your finger.


 Make sure to fill in the entire opening on the stencil.


I also used some paste in the stencil too.


This is Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel.  It dries clear and sparkley, great texture!!


I used the white around the black for some definition and then shaved some of the colors on the paper and heated them up so they melted.

I used distress ink all around the edges and had a perfect layer for a mixed media card!!


I just love how you can still the see the pattern from the paper through all the layers.


Thanks so much for joining us for Basic Training today!  And don't forget to link up to our drills for your chance to win an awesome prize.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Drill #41 Sugar Skull


Drill #41
Sugar Skull -Mood Board



The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like. 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to shop at......
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Make sure you hop on over for amazing inspiration and lots of fabulous shopping!! 

But before you do here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!




Venetia

Michele

Now it's your turn, just link up your project by October 31st for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to the Flying Unicorn!


*** There is only one prize for the month of October so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Winner Winner!!!


It's that time again!!   We have a winner to share...

For September we had two Drills that were combined for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Blue Moon Scrapbooking.  This month our sponsor was Stacks of Scraps.   We greatly appreciate our sponsors!!!




But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!


Now...our winner was randomly selected from all of the entries....drumroll please........ 






Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email by October 15th to claim your prize. 

Stop back in soon October's drills will be up soon!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Special Ops: Night Light

I recently picked up several unfinshed 12x12 wooden shadow boxes by Art Minds from Michaels.
On the same day I grabbed a Ciao Bella DCWV stack.
The images in this particular stack are so perfect for fussy cutting that it wasn't long before I had decided that I should combine them to make a night light.
 
Supplies:
4 sheets of cardstock...2 with large images, 1 for the back ground, 1 for the stars
2 sheets of acetate
Battery Operated Mini Light Set...15 clear bulbs
Scraps of black cardstock
Staples
Hot Glue
 
First I removed the lid and then painted the inside and outside of the box with black acrylic paint.
For my second step I traced the shape of the lid on to cardstock and punched the inner edges. Using this as a mask I laid it over the lid and rubbed InkaGold around the edge.
 
 
I cut a moon for the upper left corner using two sheets of acetate. Dye ink between the layers and staples on the edges holds the moon together and to the edges of the lid.
 
 
I fussy cut the ship and the owl from different pieces of cardstock. The ship I adhered to the inside ot the lid and the owl to the outside. I used glue dots on the owls head and ears to stabilize both the moon and the owl.
 
 
For the inside of the box I adhered a night sky patterned paper.
I arranged the lights so that 5 bulbs hung down. The others I removed. I used 1/2 inch circles and hot glue to attach the wires to the edge of the box. The battery pack I left loose so the batteries can be changed.
I punched 10 stars using {THIS} method, adhered them in sets, and slipped each one over the edge of a bulb.
 
I reassembled the box and was ecstatic with the results!!!
 
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies used and instructions for the stars.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~
 


 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Hump Day!


Happy hump day! Venetia Here, This week I decided to face a personal challenge. I hope to   help you face the challenge yourself! Lets all make it a card making weekend :) 



My crafty dirty little secret is that I hate making cards. I finally realized that my loathing for cards is that in the end, the purpose is to make a recipent feel special. That is a ton of pressure. With layouts and canvases, I get to pick what it conveys, and if the viewer dislikes the product, then it is a difference in aesthetics. 


This is a birthday card, and although it was out of my comfort zone, I think it will achieve my intent. 

Here's to the slide to the weekend!!

Take care ~Venetia

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Drill #40 - School Time Sketch

Drill #40
School Time Sketch

By now everyone is back into the swing of life with school in session and I'll bet you have some super cute first day pictures you are dying to get on a page!  Well here is your chance...we have an awesome sketch by our very own Lanette to get you started.




Our winner at the end of the month will receive a gift certificate to: 


But before you get busy on creating take a look at what our design team has created to inspire you!



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Venetia


OK, it's your turn, just link up your project by 
September 30th for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to

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